The Scholastic website not only offers general information regarding the transition to the middle school, but also provides articles that may pertain to your student:
This website shares information with parents on how to prepare your student for the middle school:
The Roller-Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years by Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese. Supported and advised by the National Middle School Association, this is a lively guide to mastering the ups and downs of early adolescence.
Enjoy Your Middle Schooler by Wayne Rice. A guide to the physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual changes that middle schoolers go through, with tips on how parents can deal with these changes.
Middle School and the Age of Adjustment: A Guide for Parents by Eileen Bernstein . Advice and practical suggestions that parents can use to help their children deal with common problems that can occur in middle school, written by a school guidance counselor.
Not Much Just Chillin’ by Linda Perlstein. This book chronicles a group of suburban middle schoolers, following five representative kids through the school year as they study, flirt, argue, roller-skate, instant-message and explain what they think and feel, and offers a trail map to the baffling no-man’s-land between child and teen, the time when children don’t want to grow up, and so badly do.